Managed Procurement Services

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Reduce the cost and complexity of your supply chain management

Eradicate supply chain management discrepancies that disrupt the flow of goods with our unique expertise in both fresh produce sourcing and cold chain logistics.

Our powerful technology-driven solution helps customers save up to 7-10% on their supply chain costs. Managed Procurement Services (MPS) provides fresh produce procurement strategies from the sourcing phase to final delivery.

Build your best-in-class supply chain with MPS from our parent company, C.H. Robinson.

Order process management

  • SKU management
  • Order quantity consolidation
  • Contract/cost accuracy
  • Data analytics

Expertise

  • Dedicated account management
  • Logistics and industry expertise
  • Continuous optimization
  • Performance driven

Logistics solutions

  • Comprehensive distribution network
  • Procurement/warehouse/ transportation
  • Consolidation/repack
  • End-to-end logistics services

Proprietary managed procurement technology

Our perishable supply chain management solutions are backed by a web-based technology platform that electronically translates, processes, and stores item codes on a single source platform. This allows for smooth transitions from suppliers to distributors and onto stores.

managed procurement services

Use our proprietary managed procurement technology to:

  • Manage the entire purchase order process from inbound orders to invoicing

  • Drive efficiency throughout the supply chain, down to the store level

  • Improve profit/loss statements at store locations

  • Reduce operator's need to audit invoices with more on time in full orders

Perishable supply chain expertise

MPS customers can expect dedicated teams of produce analysts and marketers to delivery customized, deep-data analysis and tailored marketing plans. Through close collaboration, our global network of experts acts as an extension of your team:

  • Analyze your supply chain with data captured in our perishable supply chain technology
  • Receive recommendations for optimization opportunities
  • Track and manage supplier and distributor relationships
  • Gain full visibility to costs and supply chain analytics
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Experience, data, and scale

In addition to transportation, warehouse services, and inventory control strategies, MPS means you work with a provider that can reliably meet all of your fresh produce and cold chain logistics needs. Our distribution network ensures supply when and where you need it most:

  • Optimize supply chain with multiple distribution options in various geographies
  • Enable the delivery of consumer demanded products
  • Customize item catalogs for standardized ordering processes across store locations
  • Move grab-n-go/meal kit assembly upstream

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., leverages Managed Procurement Services

With foresight, initiative, and resourcefulness, Bloomin' Brands, Inc., implemented MPS through Robinson Fresh and C.H. Robinson to tackle their ongoing foodservice supply chain challenges.

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Savings and efficiency for Bloomin' Brands, Inc.

Without proper end-to-end insight, it was nearly impossible for Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., to gain control of their supply chain suppliers, distributors, and associated costs. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., turned to MPS for solutions.

Digging into Fresh Food Supply Chains

Accessibility to the items we consume is the result of the complex processes of the fresh food supply chain—safely, efficiently moving product from fields to shelves—all orchestrated by supply chain professionals around the world.

Optimizing Retail Supply Chains

Driving demand via promotions, new products, and updated shelving can attract customers and keep them interested, but if you’re spending most of your time on these tactics, you could be missing a bigger strategic opportunity.